"it can get crowded"
13 reviews O Dawson (Australia)
✅ Trip Verified | This is a small regional airport with maybe a dozen flights a day, so maybe it does ok, but a booming population and tourism means that it can get crowded. On arrival, walk through the main hall full of departing passengers and then crowd around the tiny baggage carousel - you really have to shove people out of the way when you see your bag. On departure, check-in and security were fast (despite no self-check-in kiosks) but you then have to walk back outside to access departures, then there's a few cafes, shops and a bar in the departure hall. Prices seem even higher than normal for airports. There's an attempt at an observation deck but it has poor views and seems meant for smokers. No airbridges and you can get long walks to the plane in the unpredictable Queensland weather. Still, the airport's much more convenient for this area than Brisbane Airport, there's plenty of parking (long-term for $15 a day or even less - you can look it up on the website but the booking function doesn't seem to work), and there's a great approach over the water (probably for noise abatement) then a hard turn at 500ft to line up with the runway 30 seconds before landing.
|Experience At Airport||Arrival and Departure|
|Date Visit||January 2018|
|Type Of Traveller||Solo Leisure|
"If it can't be provided, don't advertise it"
Douglas McClennald (Australia)
❎ Unverified | Most things and services at this airport are good except the WIFI. I use this airport twice a week. The free WIFI is not operational. Waiting 10 minutes to log on, then dies faster than loading a single web page. Dogs could get the mail quicker than this service! The WIFI is as slow as dialup before dialup was invented. WWW used to be for waiting, waiting, waiting. Here it is NNN, nothing, nothing, nothing. If it can't be provided, don't advertise it.
|Experience At Airport||Departure Only|
|Date Visit||September 2017|
|Type Of Traveller||Business|
Sunshine Coast Airport customer review
C Tudehope (Australia)
The airport is a charming little place up on the Sunshine Coast. There are only about 10 flights a day going to Sydney and Melbourne. It has recently been upgraded and expanded the gate area is much bigger and has food outlets and toilets. It opens up on to the runway and provides nice views. It's an easy airport to handle as it isn't too big to get lost in but isn't so small so as to feel cramped. The butterfly sanctuary between check-in and security (which must be walked through as it is on the pathway) is a lovely touch and provides a unique atmosphere. The ground staff are very friendly. If heading up to the Sunshine Coast it is often cheaper and quicker to fly direct rather than to Brisbane and by far it is an easier airport to use!